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Twenty-eight years of Aedes albopictus in Brazil: a rationale to maintain active entomological and epidemiological surveillance

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Menezes Pancetti, Filipe Gabriel [1] ; Honorio, Nildimar Alves [2] ; Urbinatti, Paulo Roberto [1] ; Lima-Camara, Tamara Nunes [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Saude Publ, Dept Epidemiol, Lab Entomol Saude Publ Culicideos, BR-01255 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Dept Epidemiol, Lab Transmissores Hematozoarios, Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical; v. 48, n. 1, p. 87-89, JAN-FEB 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 9

Introduction: Aedes albopictus was first detected in Brazil in 1986. This mosquito species presents a major threat to public health because Brazilian populations have shown substantial vector competence for arboviruses such as dengue and chikungunya. Methods: We updated the records of Ae. albopictus in several States of Brazil, focusing on areas in which its presence had been reported after 2002. Results: Twenty-eight years after its arrival in Brazil, Ae. albopictus has been detected in 24 of 27 States. Conclusions: The rapid spread of this species and its high vector competence demonstrate the danger of Ae. albopictus in Brazil. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/05016-5 - Evaluation of frequency, spatial distribution, locomotor activity and cross-mating of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae)
Grantee:Tamara Nunes de Lima Camara
Support type: Regular Research Grants